Saturday, February 27, 2010

chatty benny

ben is a talker. and a questioner. and a very interesting kid. here are some of our conversations of late.

ben: momma, when i'm as big as daddy will i still live with you and daddy and will max still live with you?
me: well, probably not ben. mommmy and daddy don't live with our parents anymore. you and max will probably have your own houses.
ben: nooooo. i want to still live in this house.
me: well, if it's God's will for you to still live in this house when you're daddy's age, that's fine with me.
ben: (looking upwards) God, can i still live with my parents when i'm my daddy's age?
(i was REALLY curious as to what was going to happen/be said next.)
ben: (very matter-of-factly) God said yes. (and then he walked out of the kitchen.)

driving home tonight from a wonderful evening with friends and family ben had several cute/funny things to say.

ben: momma, i'm really missing my data. (the way he says da-da sounds more like data because he runs it together.)
me: i know buddy. it's hard when daddy works so much. we can pray for daddy that he has a good night at work. and i'll pray for you to be strong, buddy.
ben: thanks momma. do you really miss your husband?
me: yes ben, i do.

a little while later, ben was chattering away and i really wasn't listening until he said, "oh, i'm sorry momma. i won't ask anymore questions. you need to focus on driving. right?"

and still yet later (because of course he couldn't just fall asleep like max)
ben: mom, i really want an attic at our house like in the penguin movie.
me: well, our upstairs can kinda be like an attic. would you like it if we pretend it's an attic.
ben: no. an attic needs to have a ring, with a string, that you pull down and steps come out. then you go up the stairs and there's a huge telescope there.
me: hmmm. i don't know about that, ben.

our life is never dull.

but i wouldn't have it any other way. i think. ; )


  1. I love Ben. I loved observing him tonight and listening to him talk. You've got one amazing guy there Mary. :)

  2. Never dull. Very cute, Mary. Isn't it fun to hear what they have to say? I love it.

    Here's another "cutie" one...Gemma stands on the ceramic tiles (thank goodness) in our bathroom after our shower (still naked) and all of a sudden she is peeing. She looks at me and says, "I'm spillin' mommy, I'm spillin'!" And I thought she was ready to potty train. HAHA, we'll get there.

    I enjoyed this post.

  3. I understand where you're coming from completely. Melanie talks almost constantly in the car, and once after replying to her comments I said "Melanie, you talk a lot." to which she responded "Yeah." Then a couple days later when going somewhere in the car again she was feeling really chatty again and after a long soliloquy she said "Mom, I talk a lot!"

    And Melanie likes the 3-2-1 Penguins video at the end of our Veggie Tales as well. She calls it "The Boy and Girl Movie" though. I think aside from Mary Poppins and Cinderella it may be the only movie she watches that predominantly features humans.

  4. I love Ben, and I'm so impressed with how much of his conversations you remember! Most of ours go in one ear and out the other, I'm afraid.

  5. I love you little sis. I have a request. I've grown weary of the Max in a wig facebook profile picture. When I return to facebook in April, could the third picture of Ben with a mustache be your new profile photo? Its a crackerjack photo.